Kashable: Alternative credit data and the future of credit scoring

By Einat Steklov, CEO, Co-Founder of Kashable Almost one-quarter of American adults are underbanked. Finding themselves underserved by traditional banks and loan companies, they depend on alternative financial systems such as money orders and check-cashing services, which levy higher fees.  For the people affected, securing a credit card or loan often verges on the impossible since, […]

Bitcoin Suisse selects Lukka to augment operations and systems

Lukka Has Been Selected to Support Bitcoin Suisse’ Transactional Data Management Bitcoin Suisse, Switzerland’s leading crypto pioneer and trusted gateway into crypto asset investment, has tapped Lukka, the leading institutional crypto software and data provider, to support its middle and back office operations and further enhance its systems. Lukka’s data and software is purpose-built for […]

Eyewa opens 50 stores in 2 years across 20 cities in the GCC

Over the last two years, eyewa has grown from no offline presence to 50 stores, becoming the fastest growing retailer in the MENA region and the fastest growing eyewear retailer globally Leading eyewear retailer eyewa opened its fiftieth store in the GCC – and its tenth in the UAE at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. […]

Varo Bank now offers Zelle

Banking technology innovator becomes the first techbank to offer this fast way to send and receive money to an expanding market Today, Varo Bank — the first all-digital, nationally-chartered U.S. consumer built from the ground up techbank — announced that it will offer Zelle® in its mobile banking app. Zelle® is a safe way to […]

Pivot Bio joins AIM for climate as Innovation Sprint Partner

Pivot Bio, agriculture’s leading nitrogen innovator, joins the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) as an Innovation Sprint Partner, committing at least $291 million in product development funding over four years to accelerate the adoption of climate-resilient microbial nitrogen fertilizers. Pivot Bio introduced the world’s first nitrogen-producing microbes to U.S. farmers in 2018. […]

Paxos freezes FTX-linked accounts with $19 million

After FTX declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a series of unauthorized transactions happened on the company accounts. Paxos has announced it froze four FTX-linked accounts holding over $19 million denominated in Paxos (PAXG) tokens after the accounts were linked to unauthorized transactions from FTX. Paxos freezer the accounts in response to an order from U.S law […]

Language I/O now available via Google Chrome extension

Multilingual translation company expands platform to Chrome Web Store Language I/O, a leader in multilingual customer engagement, today announced the platform is available via Google Chrome extension and in the Chrome Web Store. As a part of the organization’s larger vision of “Language I/O everywhere,” the new extension enables all customer service managers to leverage […]

Clarivate partners with IPwe to enhance AI and blockchain patent solutions

Partnership to lead the digital transformation of intellectual property and intangible assets by leveraging Clarivate data to power IPwe’s Smart Intangible Asset Management platform Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced a strategic partnership with IPwe Inc., a leader in blockchain technology that […]

ImaginAb executes license and supply agreement for CD8 ImmunoPET Technology

ImaginAb Inc., a global biotechnology company focused on developing 89Zr crefmirlimab berdoxam imaging agent and radiopharmaceutical therapy (RPT) products, announced the signing of a new multi-year, non-exclusive license agreement with DynamiCure Biotechnology, a private biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutic antibody candidates to treat cancer, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases. Under the agreement, ImaginAb will license […]

First fan-owned team launches on NEAR

Sports team ownership is on the verge of a watershed moment, and it’s happening on NEAR. Bernoulli I Locke’s member-based community is using NEAR’s Web3 technology to launch a fan-owned racing team in the SailGP international sailboat racing competition. To pull this fan-owned team off, Bernouilli I Locke will use a DAO structure built on […]

Parthenon and ImaginAb enter into license and supply agreement for anti-cancer therapies

Precision oncology company, Parthenon Therapeutics, and ImaginAb Inc., a global biotech have entered into a multi-year, non-exclusive license and supply agreement. Under the agreement terms, Parthenon will use ImaginAb’s CD8 ImmunoPET imaging technology in its phase 1 trial evaluating its lead compound, PRTH-101, which is expected to begin in 2023. ImaginAb is developing 89Zr crefmirlimab […]

Klarna hits partner milestone as it celebrates first birthday

Firm has signed up 950 retail partners in Ireland Buy now pay later company Klarna has reached a major milestone, signing up 950 retail partners in Ireland as it marks its first birthday here. The Swedish global retail bank, payments and shopping service counts Adidas, Net-a-Porter and Wayfair among its partners. Klarna has been used […]

Paxos gains payments license from Singapore

Paxos, a blockchain infrastructure platform, has received a license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to deliver digital payment token services. With this license, Paxos can deliver digital asset and blockchain solutions to companies in Singapore, according to a press release. Paxos aims to use this license to expand its overall efforts in Asia. In […]

Baker Tilly collaborates with Templum to help startups launch and scale in the alternative assets space

Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP and Templum Inc., a provider of capital markets infrastructure for alternative assets and private securities, have collaborated to provide crowdfunding platforms and private securities startups with foundational services to grow and achieve their goals. This dynamic alliance will create opportunities for issuers and secondary marketplaces to accelerate […]

Why Klarna is a long term growth partner for retailers

Klarna launched in 2005, with the aim of creating trust online between consumers and merchants, something we think the banks have failed to do. Fast forward 16 years, we have revolutionized the world of retail banking as a leading payments provider and shopping service. We’re trusted by the world’s most loved brands and consumers alike. […]

The Sloomoo Institute launches a slime sensory playground in Atlanta

Tickets are now on sale for the Sloomoo Institute, a new multi-sensory playground that allows visitors to indulge in a world of slime. The Sloomoo Institute will open the doors to its new Atlanta location on Nov. 19. In this all ages play station, visitors can engage with dozens of vats of slime, play with […]

Fnatic and BMW launch gaming mice designed for League of Legends roster

European esports organisation Fnatic has teamed up with German automotive marque BMW to launch the Fnatic x BMW Vision mouse. The collection, which has been tailored specifically for Fnatic’s League of Legends roster, is ergonomically designed and 3D printed to reflect each player’s hand shape, curvature and grip. Additionally, the mice offer customisation to enhance […]

Bolttech strengthens WINDTRE partnership with launch of device trade-in programme

International insurtech bolttech, today announced the expansion of its existing partnership with WINDTRE with the launch of a new ‘Reload exChange’ trade-in programme in Italy. With this new product, WINDTRE customers can now trade-in their used phones in-store and receive cash payments directly to their bank accounts. Reload exChange adds to a suite of device […]

My State MLS partners with Crexi for commercial property listing syndication on MyStateMLS.com

Partnership to Bring New Opportunities for Commercial Real Estate Sales My State MLS, the nationwide real estate multiple listing service, is very excited to announce their partnership with Crexi (www.Crexi.com) to bring My State MLS’s commercial listings onto Crexi’s marketplace. Crexi is the fastest-growing commercial real estate platform with over 500,000 active listings, $1 trillion+ […]

Reddit NFTs just passed $10M in sales in 3 months

Reddit NFTs galloped to position three in the 7-day NFT ranking by transaction volume pushing its all-time sales to $10 million. Reddit NFTs have hit $10 million in transaction volume. Despite the market downturn, the collection took just 3 months to reach the milestone. The social news aggregator platform is celebrating the success of its […]

Myeloid Therapeutics: FDA grants fast track designation to CAR monocyte therapy for peripheral T-cell lymphoma

The FDA granted fast track designation to MT-101, an investigational chimeric antigen receptor monocyte, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma. MT-101 (Myeloid Therapeutics) is an autologous, CD5-directed monocyte-derived cell therapy that uses messenger RNA (mRNA) engineering to insert a chimeric antigen receptor into the patient’s previously collected myeloid cells. The FDA’s […]

Klarna introduces shoppable video feature

The buy now, pay later platform can now also connect retailers with content creators. Buy now, pay later platform Klarna has added a shoppable video feature. Available within the Klarna app, shoppers can watch videos about a product, like unboxings, tutorials, and reviews, and then buy that item directly from the video. For Klarna’s 2022 […]

National Academy of Sports Medicine joins forces with Trifecta to provide a holistic nutrition and fitness option

Collaboration will expand access to educational resources and offer exclusive promotions on nutritious meal plans and certification courses National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the global leader in fitness education and certifications, has teamed up with Trifecta, the nation’s leading meal delivery service for macro-friendly options. The new collaboration has multiple elements, including science-backed educational […]

Paxos secures major payments institution license from Monetary Authority of Singapore

Paxos is the first US-Based Blockchain Infrastructure Platform to Secure Regulatory Oversight in Key Financial Hubs of New York and Singapore Paxos, the leading regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, announced today at the Singapore Fintech Festival that Paxos Global Pte Ltd has received a license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to offer digital payment […]

Lukka announces expansion to Europe with HQ in Switzerland

Lukka opens office in Zug to scale support for businesses in Europe Multi-faceted crypto asset data and software company, Lukka, announced its expanded global presence in Europe with the opening of an office in Zug, Switzerland. The new office will accelerate support for new and existing customers in the region with local sales and operations […]

Krea and Klarna tout success of SME loan program

Swedish FinTechs Krea and Klarna say that their partnership has helped small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in that country receive larger loan offers at lower interest rates. According to a news release, the collaboration is between Krea, a digital SME loan platform, and Klarna Kosma, Klarna’s Fintech platform for banks and retailers. The release says […]

Myeloid Therapeutics announces FDA fast track designation for MT-101 for the treatment of CD5+ Relapsed/Refractory PTCL

MT-101 is the First mRNA-Engineered CAR Monocyte Therapy to be Dosed in Humans Myeloid Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage mRNA-immunotherapy company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation to MT-101 in patients with refractory or relapsed CD5+ peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL). MT-101 is the first mRNA engineered […]

MontyCloud announces support for the AWS Well-Architected Framework

MontyCloud, a Cloud Management Competency partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), announces support for the AWS Well-Architected Framework. In a few clicks, MontyCloud customers and partners can evaluate and remediate their environments against the Six Pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework: Operations Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization, and Sustainability. […]

Klarna and Boohoo extend partnership to Ireland

Consumer financier Klarna has expanded its partnership with Boohoo Group to bring its BNPL ‘Pay in 3’ scheme to the online fashion retailer’s customers in Ireland. Through the expanding partnership, Irish online shoppers at Boohoo Group’s brands, including Boohoo, BoohooMan, PrettyLittleThing, Dorothy Perkins and Nasty Gal, “will now have the option to split any purchase […]

Events.com announces it is acquiring global ticketing powerhouse

Acquisition Provides Millions of Dollars in Support to Event Organizers and -Participants Events.com supports the Brown Paper Tickets ticketing company to fulfill its mission to do the right thing Events.com announced that it is acquiring the assets of the global ticketing company Brown Paper Tickets (BPT), with customers in over 120 countries. BPT’s technology has […]

Zapata Computing: In finance, the time is now to be quantum-ready

Christopher Savoie, PhD is the CEO & founder of Zapata Computing. He is a published scholar in medicine, biochemistry and computer science. While it’s still early days in quantum computing, one thing is certain: Quantum will unlock exponential computational power to solve classically unsolvable problems. These classically intractable computation problems are found in every industry. […]

ImaginAb announces first patient dosed in Australia in Phase IIb iPREDICT trial

ImaginAb Inc., a global biotechnology company developing 89Zr crefmirlimab berdoxam (CD8 ImmunoPET) imaging agent and next generation radiopharmaceutical therapies (RPT) products, is pleased to announce that the first patient has been dosed at the Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney, Australia as part of its Phase IIb iPREDICT clinical trial. ImaginAb announced the launch of its […]

Luminoso Technologies announces first commercial client on Google Cloud multi-year agreement validates Luminoso’s expansion to GCP

Luminoso Technologies, Inc. announces a multi-year commercial agreement with Wakefern Food Corp to further accelerate Wakefern’s digital transformation program. On the heels of its recent expansion onto Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Luminoso Technologies, Inc. announced today a multi-year commercial agreement with Wakefern Food Corp.– the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States, comprising nearly 50 […]

Deliveroo, Klarna partner to offer Eat Now, Pay Later

Online food delivery company Deliveroo has partnered with Sweden-based Buy Now, Pay Later platform Klarna to offer customers the possibility to buy groceries and takeout food on credit. As people across the globe experience the negative effects of a new economic recession with prices going up and record inflation rates, especially in Europe and in […]

Singapore-based insurtech bolttech secures Series B investment to continue the company’s rapid global growth

Tokio Marine, alongside other shareholders, will lead bolttech’s Series B funding round that follows its largest ever Series A raised by an insurtech bolttech, one of the world’s fastest growing international insurtech companies, today announced Tokio Marine, alongside other shareholders, will lead bolttech’s Series B funding round. The investment values bolttech, Singapore’s only homegrown insurtech […]

Blockchain gaming company Animoca says Web3 space can overturn tech giants’ dominance

Founded in 2014, crypto gaming developer and investor Animoca Brands has become one of the leading companies in the metaverse in the last two years, with the company’s portfolio growing to almost 400 investments in Web3-related projects, including Dapper Labs, Decentraland, and Axie Infinity. Meanwhile, Animoca Brands’s valuation has soared from $10-20 million when it […]

Mastercard joins with Paxos to help banks offer crypto trading

The payments giant will verify transactions and help banks follow compliance rules Mastercard (MA) has formed a partnership with crypto trading platform Paxos to offer a program that will help financial institutions offer cryptocurrency trading, the payments company said Monday. Mastercard started the Crypto Source program, where it will help banks follow crypto compliance rules, […]

ImaginAb and Cyclotek enter into manufacturing and distribution agreement for CD8 ImmunoPET Agent in Australia

ImaginAb, Inc., a global biotechnology company focused on developing 89Zr crefmirlimab berdoxam (CD8 ImmunoPET) imaging agent and radiopharmaceutical therapies (RPT) products, is pleased to announce the completion of a Master Services Agreement with Cyclotek, a leading radiopharmaceutical manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, for the commercial manufacturing and distribution of its investigational CD8 ImmunoPET agent […]

Bitcoin gaming and payments company ZEBEDEE launches new open source Bitcoin initiative

Bitcoin gaming and payments company ZEBEDEE announced the launch of its “No Big Deal” (NBD) nonprofit organization that aims to advance open-source Bitcoin development. NBD comes out of the gate with several projects that deal with “hosted channels” on the Lightning Network, a layer 2 network that helps make bitcoin transactions faster and cheaper. Hosted […]

Kashable honored by Goldman Sachs for entrepreneurship

Einat Steklov, Cofounder, Among the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs at 2022 Builders and Innovators Summit Goldman Sachs is recognizing Einat Steklov, co-founder of Kashable, as one of the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022 at its Builders and Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California. Goldman Sachs selected Kashable from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. […]

Genetesis announces close of $17.5 million Series C financing

Mithril Capital-led Series C to launch 5-minute noninvasive ischemia assessment requiring no pharmaceuticals, no exercise, and no radiation. Genetesis, the market leader in next-generation biomagnetic imaging, has announced that it has closed $17.5 million in Series C Financing. The round was led by Mithril Capital with participation from Cercano Management as well as from existing […]

Events.com acquires HelpGetSponsors.com

Events.com, a La Jolla, California-based global provider of event planning and sponsorship management software, acquired HelpGetSponsors.com (HGS), a Raleigh, NC-based event sponsorship technology company. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The acquisition allows Events.com to provide its current and future customers with the tools and skills to find, sell, and manage sponsors, in-kind […]

bolttech acquires majority shareholding in broker Axle Asia, accelerating its growth in Indonesia

bolttech, the Singapore-based international insurtech, today announced it has completed the acquisition of a majority shareholding in PT Axle Asia, an established insurance broker in Indonesia. Axle Asia will become a subsidiary of bolttech and be subsequently rebranded. The addition of Axle Asia will accelerate the deployment of bolttech’s insurance exchange capabilities and complement its […]

Lukka: Fair value accounting for actively-traded crypto assets

The FASB just approved fair value accounting for specific crypto assets – Lukka’s ready, are you? In its October 12, 2022 meeting the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted unanimously to require fair value accounting for specific types of crypto assets. While this requirement may be new to some, Lukka has been rigorously supporting this […]

IPwe announces a capital and business partnership with ADVASA, a provider of ‘Earned Wage Access’ service

Accelerating global rollout of Earned Wage Access (EWA) service, solving issues for both workers and employers, and improving wellbeing. IPwe, Inc.announces a capital and business partnership with ADVASA Co., Ltd., a provider of “Earned Wage Access” service to accelerate ADVASA’s global business development around EWA by leveraging IPwe’s powerful intellectual property platform and extensive corporate […]

Qredo Network integrates Polkadot

The Qredo Team is delighted to announce its latest blockchain integration: Polkadot, the Layer 0 protocol. Qredo is integrating with Polkadot’s coordinating chain — the Relay Chain — and supporting native asset DOT. The integration enables Qredo users to trade, transfer, and take custody of Polkadot (DOT) on Qredo Network with institutional-grade governance and security. […]

Discover IPwe and 4 top startups advancing Intellectual Property (IP) Protection

Curious about new technological advancements in intellectual property management? Explore our analysis of 213 global startups & scaleups and learn how their intellectual property protection solutions impact your business! Out of 213, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Startups advancing Intellectual Property Protection Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus […]

Cool Cats NFT volumes explode post announcement of investment and partnership with Animoca

Animoca Brands is throwing some of its funding might behind Cool Cats – one of the NFT world’s leading “blue-chip” collections. Cool Cats Group LLC, the web3 company behind the cartoon-feline-themed non-fungible token collection, has just announced that it’s received a “strategic investment” from Animoca Brands. The latter is a powerhouse investor in crypto startups, […]

Paxos announced as founding partner in launch of Tokenized Commodities Council

As Paxos continues to build the financial infrastructure for a more secure and open economy, we also continue to forge relationships across the crypto landscape to bring awareness and value to that vision. As a founding partner in the recently launched Tokenized Commodities Council (TCC), Paxos is proud to collaborate with other esteemed colleagues in […]

Chelsea FC sign groundbreaking five-year deal with AiSCOUT technology platform set to shape the future of scouting in football for clubs and amateur players

Chelsea FC has today announced the signing of AiSCOUT – the world’s first fully automated talent analysis and development platform. The six-times Premier League and two-times Champions League winners negotiated a deal to secure AiSCOUT as their Official Academy Research Partner, with the platform set to become an integral part of the club’s recruitment and […]

Animoca Brands and Coincheck strengthen strategic partnership collaboration to create user experiences and communities in the blockchain-based metaverse

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited and Coincheck, Inc. have agreed to further strengthen their collaboration and promote a strategic partnership that has been continued and enhanced since 2020. Animoca Brands will be responsible for intellectual property (IP) and content development as a blockchain gaming producer, while Coincheck will take the role of distribution and community development […]

Yat Siu: Asia GameFi opportunity huge as gamers don’t hate NFTs

The Animoca Brands co-founder suggested that Asian gaming companies don’t have to deal with the same amount of pushback against NFTs that U.S companies have faced. Animoca Brands co-founder Yat Siu thinks that GameFi has the biggest opportunity for growth in Asia, as gamers there don’t hold the same vitriol toward nonfungible tokens (NFTs) as […]

Pivot Bio: Nitrogen on-Seed – An agricultural turning point by

The products introduced by Pivot Bio since 2019 have upended the fertilizer status quo, and with the recent launch of our biological nitrogen fertilizer in an on-seed application, we’re leading one of the most significant turning points in the history of agriculture. These latest innovations from Pivot Bio, PROVEN 40 On-Seed (OS) and RETURN On-Seed, […]

Pura Vida South Miami new location: Iconic health-focused menu

Pura Vida’s expansion continues with the unveiling of the brand’s latest café in South Miami! Set to debut on Friday, September 23, the new outpost is located just steps away from Sunset Place and the University of Miami. The brand’s South Miami café will boast 2,370 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor seating and will […]

Helium token holders approve switch to Solana blockchain

Crypto-powered wireless network Helium will officially migrate from its own blockchain to Solana, with 81% of voters agreeing to the move The move is pegged to make Helium tokens more compatible with other crypto applications More than 6,000 community members voted in favor of the migration, while some 1,000 voted against Token holders in decentralized […]

Crypto intelligence firm Coin Metrics partners with hedge fund Two Sigma for institutional push

Hedge fund Two Sigma’s trading data system Venn is teaming up with Coin Metrics, a provider of intelligence to cryptocurrency investors, to help make crypto market infrastructure friendlier for institutions accustomed to traditional capital markets. Venn’s suite of investment evaluation, due diligence and asset allocation workflows will be combined with Coin Metrics’ mix of reference […]

Chipper Cash partners with Highnote to launch card product for US

Chipper Cash, a cross-border payments app used by over five million people throughout Africa and its diaspora, today announced its partnership with Highnote, the world’s most modern card issuance platform, to soon launch a new card capability. This new service will empower US-based Chipper Cash customers to access their Chipper Cash digital wallets to make […]

Slice partners with ZEBEDEE to let anyone earn Bitcoin simply by browsing the web

The ad-tech innovator and fast-growing FinTech platform have joined forces to help generate passive income in the form of Bitcoin just by browsing the web. Slice, an innovative startup in the AdTech space and ZEBEDEE, a leading FinTech and next-generation payment processor for the gaming industry, today announced the launch of an integration that lets […]

Hong Kong’s Animoca Brands to acquire US gaming firm WePlay Media

Animoca Brands, the Hong Kong-based blockchain gaming firm, announced Friday it will acquire WePlay Media, developer of MotoGP™ Championship Quest, to further solidify user engagement in motorsports. Animoca Brands said in a statement it has entered into a membership interest purchase agreement for the intended acquisition of WePlay Media Holdings LLC, the sole shareholder of […]

Sloomoo Institute raises $5.8M to bring slime to kids all across the country

If you take a walk on Broadway in Soho on any weekend or during the day in the summer, you’ll see a bunch of children lined up waiting to get into one of New York’s hottest destinations.  Sloomoo Institute is a slime-focused experiential destination that combines science and fun play. The “Sloomoverse” features handcrafted, artisanal […]

Neurala to launch new Anomaly HiFi feature at VISION in Stuttgart

Enhanced capability allows for training with ONLY images of normal products and automatically highlights the defects on anomalous products Today Neurala, the leader in vision AI software, announced that it will debut a new anomaly identification capability at the VISION show in Stuttgart on October 4-6, 2022. The new Anomaly HiFi feature, extends the capabilities […]

How YourBio Health came to be: The evolution of the TAP device

Starting in 2008-2009, the founders of SeventhSense Biosystems had a vision of making health monitoring as easy as a seventh sense. The idea was to inject microparticles transdermally into interstitial fluid as temporary “tattoos” on the forearm that could change color and would be intuitively and easily seen as one’s health status (biomarker level) changes. […]

New Bitcoin mining facility comes to West Texas

US Bitcoin Corp has officially completed it’s first Bitcoin mining facility near Pecos. The 42 megawatt facility was constructed in record time, moving from undeveloped land to fully operational within just 43 days. US Bitcoin Corp is a company on a mission to become the most socially responsible, efficient, and technologically advanced cryptocurrency mining operation […]

Thirstie and Brown-Forman launch Benriach Single Malt Scotch Whisky e-commerce partnership with debut of digital storefront

Thirstie, the leading e-commerce provider for beverage alcohol brands, today announced its partnership with Benriach Single Malt Scotch Whisky through the launch of the brand’s store for U.S. consumers to purchase whisky online. Benriach is the first brand within Brown-Forman’s prestigious spirits portfolio to have a branded online shopping experience in the U.S. Benriach’s online […]

SWIFT collaborates with Symbiont to provide blockchain-based financial data for firms

According to Cointelegraph, companies such as Vanguard, Citigroup, American Century Investments, Northern Trust, among others, are the companies who will be collaborating with the financial platforms for the initiative The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) recently announced their partnership with financial technology (fintech) company Symbiont for giving market-based data for financial firms through […]

Ledn appoints Deloitte as its external audit partner

Ledn Inc. (“Ledn”), a global financial services provider for digital assets, is pleased to announce that Deloitte LLP (“Deloitte”) has been appointed as its external auditor, effective June 27, 2022. Deloitte was appointed after a thorough evaluation process and the decision has been approved by Ledn’s Board of Directors. “This important step of having our […]

Hydrow announces settlement of patent and trade dress infringement lawsuit against iFIT

Hydrow®, the leading at-home connected rower that brings the on-water experience of rowing straight to the home, today announced that the company has reached a settlement agreement with iFIT, resolving an ongoing lawsuit filed by Hydrow earlier this year. In February 2022, Hydrow filed a design patent and trade dress infringement action against iFIT and […]

Vantiq secures patent to advance state of the art for distributed software

Leader in Edge-to-Cloud Applications Expands Its Intellectual Property Portfolio With Solution to Optimize How Event-Driven IoT Applications Are Distributed Vantiq, Inc., provider of the leading low-code application development platform for distributed real-time systems, today announced that the company has been granted a U.S. patent for “deployment of an event-driven application in an IoT environment.” Awarded […]

Open Therapeutics and IPwe form an intellectual property partnership

Through a partnership to enhance the licensing of intellectual properties, the companies will work to jointly encourage the licensing of IP portfolios Open Therapeutics, an open science company, and IPwe, a global platform leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and blockchain technology around smart intangible asset management, announce their collaboration to jointly advance […]

The alternative asset class needs new infrastructure — Templum has it

The alternative asset class needs new infrastructure — who will build it? A recent article in TechCrunch authored by David Jegen and Abdul Abdirahman asked this question and we could not agree more that the alternative asset class need new infrastructure but, spoiler alert… THE FUTURE IS HERE NOW. TEMPLUM DOES THIS TODAY. Templum has […]

First Dollar and DriveWealth partner to power embedded investing

First Dollar, a technology company that builds healthcare benefits infrastructure, today announced a new partnership with DriveWealth, a global fintech investment rail and pioneer in fractional investing, to power a Health Savings Account (HSA) investing experience inside of their API-driven Health Wallet Platform. Benefit providers like health plans, financial institutions, & TPAs partner with First […]

Chipper Technologies Uganda now USE stockbroker

Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) Uganda’s principal stock Exchange, has on Monday announced the admission of Chipper Technologies Uganda Limited as a new Trading Participant/stockbroker on its market and as a USE Securities Central Depository Agent (SCDA). As a trading participant, Chipper’s core mandate is to enable existing and potential investors execute transactions in relation to […]

Apricity raises €17M in Series B funding

Apricity, a London, UK-based virtual fertility clinic, raised €17m in Series B funding. The round was led by MTIP, with participation from Iris Ventures. Marc Dietrich joined the board of directors on behalf of MTIP. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth in the UK, expand geographically (to Spain before the end […]

Singapore’s state investor joins $100 million funding for Animoca Brands

Singapore’s central bank recently expressed its motive to regulate cryptocurrencies with new laws that would make it more difficult for retail investors to trade digital assets. Following the plans for new regulation, Temasek Holdings Pte., a state investor, announced joining a $100 million funding for Animoca Brands Corp., as it preferred to back service providers […]

Web3 investor Animoca Brands raises another $110M for open metaverse

Animoca, a leading investment firm and NFT game publisher, just added to its coffers via some fresh institutional investors. Animoca Brands has raised $110 million through a convertible notes sale to institutional investors. The firm invests in Web3 startups focused on an open, interoperable metaverse, and also publishes its own NFT games. Animoca Brands, a […]

Instacart and Klarna partner to offer consumers more flexible ways to pay

We’re teaming up with Klarna to introduce even more ways to pay for your purchases online on Instacart.com and in the Instacart app. Our partnership gives you more flexibility to pay for same-day delivery across a range of categories, including everything from home improvement to beauty and bulk purchases. Beginning today, you can select Klarna’s […]

Cambridge Mobile Telematics launches next-generation platform for proactive claims

DriveWell Crash & Claims™ detects car crashes and sends help in real-time, drives digital adoption, and unlocks proactive claims with total loss, injury, and fraud detection Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics service provider, today announced DriveWell Crash & Claims, the most advanced telematics solution for auto insurance claims. The highly anticipated efficiency […]

NEAR launches sustainable learn and earn program with Coinbase

NEAR Foundation is excited to announce a new campaign with Coinbase designed to educate people on the utility of the NEAR token. A secure platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency, Coinbase is one of the world’s largest digital currency exchanges, fully registered and operating in over 100 countries. This educational series will […]

Fintech startup Alloy leans on fraud prevention to land new $1.55B valuation

When Alloy was founded in 2015, its mission was to help banks and fintechs make better identity and risk decisions using its single API service and SaaS offering. Since that time, the startup has evolved that offering to not only automate onboarding identity decisions but to also automate transaction monitoring and credit underwriting. And today, […]

Celebrating 10 years of DriveWealth: Reflecting back, looking ahead

In an industry that never stops evolving, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past 10 years – what a journey it’s been since we first opened our doors! Since 2012, we’ve remained committed to our ultimate mission – expanding access to affordable investing – and each growth stage that we’ve experienced […]

The Good Face Project closes $5.65 Million to empower cosmetic chemists with ingredient transparency in the beauty industry

The AI-driven platform enables brands, manufacturers, and Fortune 50 global retailers to meet consumer demands for safe, effective, and sustainable beauty products The participating investors include Spark Growth Ventures, REDO Ventures, Capsum, and influential industry executives including John Heffner (CEO, Summer Fridays and former CEO, Drybar), Romain Gaillard (Founder and CEO, The Detox Market), as […]

Resilience becomes Biomanufacturing Resource Partner for California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Resilience will aid in the development of CIRM grant applications as a biomanufacturing partner with awardees who are developing novel regenerative medicines and cell therapies. National Resilience, Inc., a technology-focused biomanufacturing company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines, was named by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) as one of the initial Industry […]

Zapata Computing names Jay Liu Vice President of Product

Zapata Computing today announced that it has appointed Jay Liu as its Vice President of Product. Liu has a proven track record of creating and bringing disruptive technologies to market, spanning artificial intelligence, machine learning, hybrid-cloud, software-as-a-service and mobile wireless. He has more than two decades of experience creating and executing customer-focused product vision across […]

US Bitcoin opens large Bitcoin mine in Reeves County

Data centers tapping into the Permian Basin’s energy resources continue to grow throughout the region, seeking to support platforms from Bitcoin mining to climate mapping. Reeves County is set to host one of the nation’s largest Bitcoin mines, currently running about a half a percent of the entire Bitcoin global network. The facility went from […]

The Good Face Project raises $5.65M seed

The Good Face Project, a chemistry informatics company that serves the beauty industry, closed a $5.65 million seed round led by VMG Catalyst, the company tells Axios exclusively. Why it matters: Clean beauty and cosmetics has been “in” for a while now, especially among the Gen Z, millennial and eco-conscious crowd — but as the […]

Nova Labs buys FreedomFi to boost Helium Network

Nova Labs advanced moves to deploy a decentralised 5G network in the US through an acquisition of start-up FreedomFi, plotting to combine the company’s software into its Helium Network IoT set-up. The companies stated FreedomFi brings expertise in developing open source tools for deploying and managing decentralised networks which will bolster Helium Network. All 30 […]

Myeloid Therapeutics strengthens senior team to support the expansion of its manufacturing capabilities

Myeloid Therapeutics, Inc. (“Myeloid”), a clinical stage mRNA-immunotherapy company harnessing the power of myeloid and innate biology to engineer novel therapies that elicit a broad immune response for cancer and autoimmune diseases, today announced that it has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the appointments of Jerome Chal, Ph.D., as Vice President, Process Development, and Eric […]

Klarna and StyleSeat team up to offer consumers flexible payments

Consumers can now book expert beauty and wellness professionals with Klarna’s interest-free options Klarna, the global leader in the generational shift away from credit cards, today announced its newest partnership with StyleSeat, the top online destination for booking beauty and wellness services. Through this partnership, consumers can now shop and pay on StyleSeat with Klarna’s […]

Banking behemoth MUFG invests in Animoca Brands Japan’s $45 million raise

Animoca Brands Japan has raised $45 million at a pre-money valuation of $500 million. This comes only months after the Animoca Brands subsidiary raised a $10 million seed round. Animoca Brands Japan, a subsidiary of web3 investment firm Animoca Brands, has raised $45 million from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) and Animoca Brands. This […]

Play anything, for something – Lucra launches 100+ recreational games

We all have that one friend…who swears that they can beat you at, well, anything. Sometimes we disagree. What then? We started Lucra as a social way for fans to compete with friends. We set out to amplify the magic of sports by letting you put a lil’ skin in the game. We hope to […]

Hello Iconic partners with Rize to enable a faster time to market

Hello Iconic, a software design, and development agency focused on building Fintech and Blockchain product platforms, announces a new partnership with Rize, an infrastructure platform that provides fintechs and non-financial companies access to all of the tools they need to efficiently build, launch, and scale new financial products and services. Rize enables fintechs, financial institutions, […]

Here’s how Rally is ‘democratizing’ ownership of a rare Noun NFT

Rally is a startup that breaks up shares in valuable items, like classic cars and rare NFTs, into securities. The platform offered securitized fractions of a Nounders Noun NFT on August 19. But fractionalizing an NFT is not a straightforward process, and there are many details — including legal ones — that Rally had to […]

Planet certifies three key partners in new Planet Orbit Certification Program

Planet is excited to share that we have certified three partners through the new Planet Orbit Certification Program. The program will officially launch and be open to qualified partners in Spring 2023. The companies that have completed our certified program offer robust applications and services that are ready to scale globally. From helping customers get […]

Resilience announces collaboration to manufacture and deliver biotherapeutics for rare and complex conditions

Collaboration includes build of embedded process and analytical development labs for use by Mayo Clinic and third-party biotech companies to advance cell therapies to clinical trials. National Resilience, Inc. (Resilience), a technology-focused manufacturing company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines, today announced a strategic collaboration with Mayo Clinic in biomanufacturing to deliver novel biotherapeutics […]

Brazilian payment app PicPay launches crypto exchange with Paxos

The integration with Paxos marks the first move for PicPay to introduce its 30 million customers to digital assets and help them understand Bitcoin. Major Brazilian payment application PicPay is moving into cryptocurrencies by integrating a crypto exchange service allowing users to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). The firm officially announced on Wednesday that […]

Animoca Brands Corporation puts all the pieces together for a blockchain checkmate in chess

The move will see chess players join blockchain and PMG will invite top chess players to support and advise on the implementation of chess engines. Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd in conjunction with subsidiary Lympo and in partnership with Play Magnus Group (OTCQX:PMGMF) (PMG) is developing Anichess, a blockchain-based chess game with a play-and-earn ecosystem due […]

AWH enters definitive agreement providing the option to acquire Ohio Patient Access LLC

Option would add three dispensaries, increasing AWH’s footprint in Ohio to five, the maximum permitted in the state Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc (“AWH,” “Ascend,” or the “Company”) (CSE: AAWH.U) (OTCQX: AAWH), a multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operator, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) providing AWH the option to acquire 100% […]

Airspace Link in Detroit partners with Texas Group on drone safety

Airspace Link, a Detroit-based provider of drone safety infrastructure, and the Lone Star UAS Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, are partnering to launch the FlySafe Program to enhance the safety and capabilities of drone operations within their local communities. The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) is a research facility dedicated to […]

Animoca Brands: A crypto winter king wants to reanimate the industry

Animoca Brands, once a small video game studio, is building a portfolio of more than 340 finance, gaming, and social media companies. The so-called crypto winter has wiped out $2 trillion in digital currency market value since November, and many investors have gone into hibernation. Yat Siu, the head of Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corp., […]

Understanding Paxos’ support of Ethereum’s transition to Proof of Stake

Paxos is a foundational contributor to the fast-growing, mainstream adoption of digital assets. To achieve our mission of creating an open, digital economy, Paxos utilizes Ethereum, a decentralized, open-source blockchain with smart contract capabilities. Because of its capabilities and reliability, Paxos issues its market leading, fully-regulated USD-backed stablecoins BUSD and USDP  – as well as […]

Animoca Brands completes acquisition of Be Media

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for the open metaverse, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Be Media, an Australian digital marketing agency focusing on key opportunities in Australia centered around blockchain development.  About Be Media Be Media, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the Top 100 Most […]

Klarna now directly connects Irish online shoppers to in-store experts

With its new Virtual Shopping offering, Klarna is hoping to improve the online experience for consumers and build brand loyalty for retailers. Swedish ‘buy now, pay later’ fintech Klarna has launched its Virtual Shopping offering in Ireland today (16 August). Launched in countries including the UK and US in May, Virtual Shopping directly connects online […]

Templum: Are digital assets revolutionizing traditional investing?

Digital Assets Are Revolutionizing Traditional Investing A decade ago, plans to build wealth were rooted in traditional investment approaches such as long-term real estate acquisitions, exposure to the S&P 500, private equity, bonds, or even hedge funds. Some of these vehicles had high barriers of entry and were not open to most of the investing […]

Tornado Cash: Navigating sanctions with Qredo

The US Treasury recently unveiled one of its largest actions against the crypto industry to date by sanctioning addresses linked to the mixing service Tornado Cash. The move, which comes on the back of similar action against another crypto mixing platform Blender in May, prohibits all US persons (both those in the country and citizens […]

Alloy: On the front lines of a fraud attack

Every morning when I open my Alloy inbox, I quickly scan my emails to ensure that I respond to anything urgent as soon as possible. My typical day is filled with routine client calls to answer any questions they may have, teach them about a new product update or chat with them to understand their […]

ZEBEDEE: Play-and-Earn with Bitcoin is the future of gaming

The last decade in the gaming industry saw a shift from buy-and-play to free-to-play games, driven by the rise of micropayments. The next decade will be about Play-and-Earn games driven by the rise of nanopayments. Imagine playing Super Mario and picking up a coin, but that coin is worth real money that instantly gets transferred […]

RiverMeadow announces a better, more flexible way to migrate existing workloads onto AWS

RiverMeadow Software Inc., a leading provider of Cloud Migration and Disaster Recovery Software and Services, announced today that it had added a new capability to its market-leading Cloud Migration Platform. Customers can now carry out VM-based or OS-based migrations to Amazon Web Services (AWS) or VMC. RiverMeadow is the only Cloud Migration Platform in the […]

Reed’s debuts spiked ginger ale

Ginger beverage brand takes classic ginger ale and adds a HARD twist Reed’s Hard Ginger Ale Reed’s, Inc., owner of the nation’s leading portfolio of handcrafted, all-natural ginger beverages, today announced the launch of Reed’s Hard Ginger Ale. Building upon the brand’s fan-favorite, REAL Ginger Ale, this latest addition to Reed’s lineup of full-bodied, premium […]

IPwe names Leann Pinto president

Leann Pinto, former Director of Patent Licensing at IBM, joins IPwe as President IPwe announced that Leann Pinto is joining the company as President, effective immediately. As IPwe President, Leann will be primarily responsible for day-to-day executive management, developing corporate strategy and expanding enterprise relationships. Leann joins IPwe after three years at IBM, where she […]

Highstreet and Animoca Brands announce metaverse ‘Initial Home Offering’

Highstreet World, a retail-focused MMORPG metaverse, has partnered with Animoca Brands for an “Initial Home Offering” (IHO) of 5,000 futuristic All-Terrain NFT Trailers. With this IHO, Highstreet aims to fulfill its vision of bringing together the stories and adventures of traditional brands and Web3 ecosystems to develop the cornerstone for the future of business. And […]

Alloy goes global

I’m thrilled to share the news that Alloy is now officially a global fintech company. Alloy has been helping U.S. companies to onboard customers safely and seamlessly for years. At the same time, we’ve watched the global fintech market grow—in terms of users, investment, and talent—at an incredible pace. As a fintech ourselves, this growth […]

Level 3 complete: ZEBEDEE founders discuss our $35M Series B raise

As you may have heard, ZEBEDEE recently closed a new funding round, raising $35M to help us take our platform to the next level. This is the second significant funding round in less than a year, enabling us to continue the high growth trajectory we’ve been on. The funding round was led by Kingsway Capital […]

Symbiont announces appointment of Ann Neidenbach to board of directors

Addition of accomplished technology leader highlight’s Symbiont’s fintech leadership Symbiont, Inc., a technology pioneer solving complex global finance problems using enterprise blockchain solutions, today announced the appointment of Ann Neidenbach to Symbiont’s Board of Directors. She joins current Board members Daniel Gallagher, Shivan Govindan, Jack Markell, and Duncan Niederauer. Symbiont also announced that Todd Ruppert […]

POAP and Flowcode announce strategic partnership creating revolutionary product suite that connects the offline world to Web3

Together the Web3 innovator and O2O leader will create a first-of-its-kind experience to drive innovation in direct-to-consumer marketing POAP Inc, developer of the protocol that preserves human memories, and Flowcode, the world’s most advanced QR technology and offline to online leader, are announcing a strategic partnership, offering a unified customer experience for distributing tokens and […]

Concarlo Therapeutics hires Vadim Shepel as Chief Business & Operating Officer

Senior leader brings deep biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience  Concarlo Therapeutics (“Concarlo”), a pre-clinical biotech company whose mission is to dramatically improve outcomes for patients with drug resistant cancers by creating transformative therapies that control the p27 target, has hired Vadim Shepel as Chief Business & Operating Officer. In this newly created role, Mr. Shepel […]

Burnley Football Club and AiSCOUT continue official partnership

Burnley FC have extended the AiSCOUT partnership for the 2022/23 season. The ongoing relationship between the Clarets and the talent identification platform will see the company become an Official Partner for the new campaign. First joining forces in January last year, the Club launched a global talent search using AI technology, to identify the next […]

Animoca Brands’ Web3 DAO for metaverse Interoperability is live

The OMA3 web3 DAO is the second such group after Metaverse Standards Forum, promoting an open metaverse with interoperability standards. Aslew of web3 players partner to launch the ‘Open Metaverse Alliance’, or OMA3 web3 DAO. The majority of members have links to Hong Kong-based game software and venture capital firm Animoca Brands. The project alliance […]

Templum: What is asset fractionalization and is tokenization required to achieve it?

The concept of asset fractionalization has become increasingly popular as issuers, and market participants, seek to provide investors with new ways to access traditional asset classes. An exciting component of that growth has been a significant increase in fractional ownership platforms – with issuers bringing unique and sought-after opportunities to their investor base. The scope […]

Crexi announces Eli Randel as Chief Operating Officer and Shannon Garner as the first ever Chief People Officer

Randel and Garner’s announcements coincide with Crexi’s move into new headquarters in Playa Vista, CA Today, Crexi, the commercial real estate industry’s fastest-growing marketplace and data platform, announced the promotion of Eli Randel to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Shannon Garner as the first ever Chief People and Culture Officer. Randel, formerly Crexi’s Chief Strategy […]

ZEBEDEE, Viker launch Bitcoin rewards for Solitaire, Sudoku games

ZEBEDEE partnered with mobile game developer VIKER to enable play-to-earn bitcoin rewards on three classic video games: Solitaire, Sudoku and Missing Letters. ZEBEDEE has partnered with VIKER to bring bitcoin rewards to three classic video games. Solitaire, Sudoku and Missing Letters will begin rewarding players in bitcoin on ZEBEDEE’s mobile app. Users can earn bitcoin […]

Klarna to open Los Angeles pop-up shop

Installment payment platform Klarna is hosting “Klarna Oasis,” its first retail pop-up in Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday, the company said in details emailed to Retail Dive. The pop-up shop emphasizes conscious fashion and clean beauty, and is located on Melrose Avenue. During the pop-up, the buy now, pay later platform will offer shoppers […]

Animoca Brands appoints Alan Lau as chief business officer, Minh Do as co-chief operating officer, other senior appointments

Management appointments also include Joanne Chan as deputy CFO, Benny Ho as head of business development, Brian Chan as VP of operations and projects, and Kenneth Shek as director of project management Animoca Brands today announced the appointment of several new personnel to senior management positions, including Alan Lau (formerly CEO of WeSure, Tencent’s insurance […]

Zebedee raised $35M from investors including Square Enix for blockchain game payments

Zebedee has raised $35 million in a new round of funding to further develop its Bitcoin-based payment systems for games and integrate with new partners. The Hoboken, New Jersey-based company hopes to transform games by adding new revenue streams powered by cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other technologies. Zebedee enables programmable payments and small transactions to power […]

Rainmaker Games launches cross-chain NFT marketplace for blockchain games

Rainmaker Games announced that it has launched a cross-chain marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for blockchain games. Will Deane, CEO of Rainmaker, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the marketplace represents a new advance in blockchain-based game finance, or GameFi. With the new marketplace, gamers can explore aggregated top GameFi NFT listings from across […]

Language I/O expands integrations by adding ServiceNow

Language I/O, a global leader in multilingual customer engagement, announced the release of its integration with ServiceNow. In providing a turnkey connector between its translation software and ServiceNow, Language I/O enables global companies specializing in human resources and information technology to provide real-time multilingual support at scale. The integration with ServiceNow is the latest in […]

Qredo-Xena Exchange acquisition brings world-class trading tools to decentralized custody

Qredo’s trailblazing acquisition of Xena Exchange’s technology and team brings new levels of liquidity to institutions who prefer the security and flexibility of self-custody. Qredo is proud to announce the acquisition of the team and technology behind Xena Exchange, a derivatives platform built by former professionals from JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank that has pioneered self-custodial […]

Volumes surge 205% in Axie revival as co-founder claims project is ‘healing’

Interest in Axie Infinity appears to be picking up again following the launch of its new NFT land staking feature and ongoing upgrades to the Origin battle game mode. Play-to-earn (P2E) metaverse game Axie Infinity appears to be on the mend, with its nonfungible token (NFT) sales volume pumping 205% over the past seven days. […]

Xilis announces Series A extension, bringing total round to over US$89 million

Proceeds will enable Xilis to build its capabilities in supporting biopharma collaborations for drug discovery  Xilis, Inc., a pioneering biotechnology company developing its MicroOrganoSphere™ (MOS™) technology to guide precision therapy for cancer patients and accelerate drug discovery and development, has closed an extension of over US$19 million to its Series A financing round, bringing the […]

Zapata Computing anounces multi-GPU cluster integration with NVIDIA cuQuantum for accelerating enterprise quantum use cases

Integration of Orquestra® platform for building quantum-ready applications and NVIDIA cuQuantum quantum simulation SDK supercharges quantum and AI workflows Zapata Computing, a leading enterprise software company for quantum solutions, today announced that a new multi-GPU cluster integration is now available to customers. The NVIDIA cuQuantum SDK of optimized libraries and tools for accelerating quantum computing […]

Fashion brand Gucci enters esports through Fnatic partnership

Gucci has partnered with esports organization Fnatic on a limited edition watch inspired by Fnatic’s League of Legends team. Only 100 of the Fnatic-branded Dive watches are available, retailing exclusively through Gucci’s website for $1,620 each. Fnatic won the inaugural League of Legends world championship in 2011, and has won seven LoL European championships. In […]

Sproutt launches SmartLife for Agents to empower agents with predictive life insurance sales capabilities

Sproutt, the life insurance company that uncovers the ‘hidden’ healthy aspects in everyone, today announced the launch of Sproutt SmartLife for Agents, enabling insurance producers in the US to offer life insurance products in the fastest and most convenient way. The new platform employs Sproutt’s propritary predictive Smart Routing technology to enable modern insurance producers […]

Detroit, Michigan-based Airspace Link is raising $23M in new equity investment

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Airspace Link is raising $23,122,741.00 in new funding. Sources indicate as part of senior management President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Healander played a key role in securing the recent investment and it will aid in aggressively expanding the company, as well as broaden and […]

Animoca Brands hits $5.9 Billion valuation as crypto winter deepens

Blockchain game maker and crypto investor Animoca Brands has secured $75 million in a funding round that values the Hong Kong-based company at $5.9 billion. Investors of the round include existing backers Liberty City Ventures, Kingsway Capital and 10T Holdings, among others, Animoca said on Tuesday. The round is a second tranche of the $358,888,888 […]

Blackhawk Network and Klarna partner to offer consumers more flexible payments in-store

Today, a new partnership between global branded payments provider, Blackhawk Network, and leading global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, Klarna, will extend the ability for consumers to use Klarna’s interest-free alternative payment solutions at a variety of physical retail locations. As consumers expect increased flexibility in the way they shop and pay throughout their […]

Animoca Brands raises over US$75 million to advance vision of open metaverse

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, today announced that it has completed a capital raise of US$75.32 million (approximately A$104.57 million). The current raise is the second tranche of the funding previously announced on 18 January 2022, which was extended to accommodate due diligence processes. Investors in […]

Forma announces new partnership with DriveWealth to launch industry-first Health Savings Account

Introducing the Forma HSA solution that offers next-generation investment capabilities for employees with no minimum investment or hidden fees Forma, the life benefits platform, today announced the company is partnering with DriveWealth to launch Forma HSA, a health savings account solution that offers the industry’s first savings account with no minimum balance requirement for investment […]

FusionIQ eliminates barriers to digital asset class through partnership with Equity Trust Company

FusionIQ, known for its groundbreaking approach to digitizing a dual journey experience for advisors and investors alike, expands its fully-digital, single-sign-on investment platform with a cryptocurrency asset class. This expansion comes via a partnership with Equity Trust Company (Equity Trust), one of the largest, most trusted and highest-rated custodians specializing in digital currencies and other […]

Blizzard Entertainment has acquired Boston-based studio Proletariat

Blizzard Entertainment may be in the process of being sold, but they’re still acquiring their own properties, including a new studio. The company announced this week that they have purchased the Boston-based studio Proletariat, which they have done in a move to help with content and other services related to World Of Warcraft. The company […]

Coin Metrics recognized as Most Innovative Solution Provider at Hedgeweek’s 2022 European Digital Assets Awards

Coin Metrics, the leading provider of crypto financial intelligence, this week received the Most Innovative Solution Provider award at Hedgeweek’s 2022 European Digital Assets Awards. The inaugural Hedgeweek European Digital Assets Awards recognized excellence among fund managers and service providers in the digital assets space. Coin Metrics was voted the most innovative solution provider by […]

Klarna in talks for new funding at a valuation of roughly $6 billion

Swedish payments firm Klarna Bank AB is approaching a deal to raise new capital at a valuation of about $6 billion from existing investors led by Sequoia Capital, as indicated by an individual acquainted with the matter. The financing round is yet to be concluded, yet if effectively finished would represent a stunning decrease in […]

Plynk works with Paxos to introduce cryptocurrency trading and educational resources

The Plynk app for new investors will offer Plynk CryptoTM, the option to trade and custody crypto through regulated custodian and infrastructure leader Paxos PlynkTM, an investment app for new investors, announced the launch of Plynk CryptoTM, allowing app users to trade and hold Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and  Bitcoin Cash (BCH) via […]

TechnoBind makes a strategic tie-up with MontyCloud to provide top notch cloud management services

TechnoBind, India’s leading cloud consultant and specialist distributor for data and associated domains, announces its collaboration with MontyCloud, a Seattle, WA based intelligent Cloud Management Platform company. The collaboration with TechnoBind brings MontyCloud one-step closer to its channel, partners, and customers and fosters the brand’s commitment to assisting them with its extensive portfolio of IT […]

Past Henkel exec Christian Chopra named president of Scotch Porter

Chopra comes from Henkel Canada Corporation, where he served as general manager of Consumer Beauty. Scotch Porter, the grooming and wellness brand committed to providing solutions to the problems men face daily through the development of clean, affordable non-toxic products, has expanded of its senior leadership team with the strategic hire of Christian Chopra as […]

Gopuff teams up with Openbay to help its delivery partners reduce total cost of vehicle ownership and operation with Openbay+

Gopuff, the go-to instant commerce platform, recently deployed Openbay+ to help its delivery partners save money on automotive services for their vehicles. Openbay+ is a subscription service that matches drivers with automotive service centers that deliver automotive repair and maintenance services at preferred pricing. Exclusively through Openbay+, delivery partners get upfront pricing on repair and […]

Templum named ‘Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment’ at the TradingTech Insight USA Awards 2022

Templum, Inc. (“Templum”), a provider of next-generation cloud-based capital market infrastructure for alternative assets and private securities, announced today that it has won the TradingTech Insight USA Award for the Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment. These awards recognize excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets and focus on technology leaders providing exceptional trading infrastructure, […]

Sorenson Impact Center to assume leadership of SOCAP, enhancing SOCAP’s leadership position for a new era of impact

The pioneering multidisciplinary impact organization will assume leadership of SOCAP operations as part of a broader restructuring SOCAP Global and the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business today announced a groundbreaking partnership transitioning the leadership and day-to-day operations of SOCAP to the Sorenson Impact Center. The arrangement merges […]

ConsenSys taps Flowcode to power access to the Web3 economy through ConsenSys NFT

Today Flowcode, the world’s most advanced QR technology, and ConsenSys NFT, are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to democratize access to NFTs and tokens. ConsenSys NFT was launched by Web3 pioneer ConsenSys, the creator of foundational Web3 products inducing the developer of the world’s leading global self-custodial wallet, MetaMask, and Web3 development platform, Infura. […]

Liteboxer launches ‘Liteboxer Go’ to kick-up workouts on the go this summer

The New Sensor Boxing Workout Packs the Same Punch at a Low Cost for Users Liteboxer, the at-home fitness company that combines patented hardware, game dynamics, hit music, and expert training to create the world’s most immersive workouts, today debuts its latest innovation – Liteboxer Go. By using punch tracking sensors that strap around the […]

YieldX announces partnership with Jefferies to empower advisors with optimized, yield-driven portfolio construction suite

After a successful pilot, Jefferies expands its partnership with YieldX to offer more advisors access to leading yield-driven portfolio construction tools YieldX, a FinTech company reimagining fixed income investing, today announced a partnership with Jefferies. Jefferies’ Wealth Management advisors will now be able to access and leverage the full YieldX solution set to broaden the […]

BlockFi signs a landmark term sheet with FTX to provide a $250 million credit facility

Credit facility bolsters BlockFi’s balance sheet and underscores long-term stability BlockFi, a global crypto financial services company, today announced that the company signed a term sheet with FTX to secure a $250 million USD revolving line of credit providing BlockFi with access to further capital. The proceeds of the credit facility are intended to be […]

A use case you can eat: California crabs tracked by Helium Network

The Helium Network is a crypto-powered network of Internet hotspots, but it has saved one amateur fisherman thousands of dollars on crab pots every year. In a typical year, Jameson Buffmire, a San Francisco-based tech executive, loses around 10 crab pots in the course of his hobby, catching the crustaceans off the California coast. Each […]

Neurala announces Detector feature to improve quality inspection on the production line

New feature enables object detection in a field of view in industrial and manufacturing settings Today, Neurala, the leader in vision AI software, announced the launch of its new detection technology, designed and developed for manufacturing and industrial settings. Neurala’s latest feature enables manufacturers to find and identify objects in a field of view to […]

Animoca Brands and Quidd launch Mintables, empowering collectors to mint and unmint NFTs

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, and its subsidiary Quidd, the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace, today announced the launch of Mintables, a feature that enables collectors to mint and unmint digital collectibles into NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. The first collection launched with the Mintable feature […]

Jetcool Technologies to release new form of liquid cooling for Bitcoin miners

A proprietary cooling method from JETCOOL Technologies uses less resources, lessens costs, and improves bitcoin miner efficiency over normal immersion cooling. JETCOOL Technologies Inc is releasing a new form of liquid cooling for bitcoin miners. The new technology allows miners to perform with lower costs than immersion-cooling at 20% lower than average temperatures, lessening costs. […]

Pngme partners with BNPL fintech Lipa Later

Pngme has partnered with Kenya-based fintech Lipa Later, according to the official press release. Lipa Later is a Nairobi headquartered fintech company that reportedly provides affordable and convenient Buy Now, Pay Later services across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Nigeria. Lipa Later will use Pngme’s Data Products and Data Science Services to improve their ability to […]

Rainmaker Games announces the first cross-chain, GameFi-exclusive NFT marketplace

Rainmaker Games is glad to announce the launch of the world’s first ever cross-chain, GameFi exclusive NFT Marketplace as part of its popular GameFi platform. For the first time in the GameFi industry, gamers can explore aggregated top NFT listings from across Web3, complete with guides, strategies, and reviews all in one place. This robust […]

Animoca Brands acquires TinyTap, the leading platform for user generated educational content

Enters EdTech sector to provide an alternative global system owned and led by educators Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, today announced it has completed the acquisition of 80.45% of the issued capital of TinyTap Limited (“TinyTap”) for a consideration of US$38.875 million in cash and shares. Animoca […]

Templum wins ‘Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment’ in 2022 TradingTech Insight Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 4th annual TradingTech Insight Awards – USA 2022. These annual awards recognize excellence in trading solutions and services for capital markets, and focus on vendors providing exceptional and innovative trading infrastructure, technology, and data solutions dedicated to the challenges faced by firms operating in the US trading environment. […]

Animoca Brands becomes primary investor of Liberty Gaming

Animoca Brands is now the primary investor of Liberty Gaming. Liberty Gaming is a P2E NFT gaming platform. Animoca Brands brings digital games and produces REVV and SAND tokens. Blockchain gaming firm and venture capitalist Animoca Brands has become the primary investor of Liberty Gaming, a GameFi ecosystem with play-to-earn gaming features. This investment will […]

Planet and Bayer expand strategic relationship

The mutual commitment seeks creative digital solutions to support sustainable agriculture We are excited to share that we have expanded our strategic relationship with Bayer, a global company with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and nutrition. This expansion signals a significant scale up between the two companies. In addition to licensing […]

Fnatic partners with BMW to open new facility

European esports organisation Fnatic has teamed up with German automotive marque BMW to open the BMW x Fnatic Esports Performance Facility in Berlin. According to the announcement, the facility features two gaming performance rooms alongside a match review room, content studio, in-house gym, BMW sim racing rig and dedicated office space. The facility is said […]

Relation Therapeutics, the active-graph machine learning drug discovery company, names David Roblin as CEO and Lindsay Edwards as CTO

DCVC and Magnetic Ventures co-led a $25 million seed financing, with participation from Khosla Ventures, OMERS Ventures, and firstminute Capital, among others Relation Therapeutics, the pioneer of drug discovery using active-graph machine learning (ML) combined with single-cell analysis and deep clinical insights, announced today that it had raised a $25 million investment and hired a […]

Imaging Endpoints, ImaginAb expand partnership

Contract research organization (CRO) Imaging Endpoints and immuno-positron emission tomography (PET) developer ImaginAb have signed a license agreement to supply clinical doses of ImaginAb’s investigational zirconium-89 (Zr-89) crefmirlimab berdoxam CD8 Immuno-PET agent to biopharma companies. As part of its imaging CRO services, Imaging Endpoints will now offer clinical doses of the CD8 imaging agent directly […]

Zapata Computing adds Charles Kane to board of directors

Zapata Computing, a leading enterprise software company for quantum solutions, today announced that Charles Kane will join Zapata’s Board of Directors and chair the board’s audit committee. As a former CFO at multiple companies and senior lecturer in global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Kane brings vast experience in developing […]

Resilience announces $625 million Series D financing to expand network, bring innovative technologies to biomanufacturing

Up-round financing follows a previously unannounced $600 million Series C Financing completed in August 2021 National Resilience, Inc. (Resilience), a technology-focused biomanufacturing company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines, today announced it has raised $625 million in a Series D financing, in addition to a previously unannounced $600 million Series C financing completed in […]

Paxos applauds New York Department of Financial Services on new guidance on the issuance of U.S. Dollar-backed stablecoins

Paxos, the leading regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, issued the following statement from its CEO and Co-Founder Charles Cascarilla in response to the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (“DFS”) new Regulatory Guidance, setting foundational criteria for USD-backed stablecoins: We applaud the DFS for issuing clear and straightforward guidance on the issuance of USD-backed stablecoins, […]

Chipper Cash: How two Africans overcame bias to build a startup worth billions

A pair of twentysomethings from Uganda and Ghana thought there was a fortune to be made bringing transnational financial services to Africa’s 1.2 billion people. With 5 million users, San Francisco-based Chipper Cash is just getting started. It was the summer of 2018, and Ham Serunjogi, a 24-year-old Ugandan immigrant, thought the pitch he was […]

Animoca Brands acquires mobile gaming firm Notre Game

Crypto software and venture capital firm Animoca Brands announced Friday the purchase of Notre Game, a gaming firm that incorporates physical and digital items into its titles.  Animoca Brands now owns 100% of the issued capital for Notre Game, marking yet another acquisition of a blockchain gaming startup for the firm. Notre Game will continue […]

Animoca Brands investor update for the period ended on 30 April 2022

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (“Animoca Brands” or the “Company”) is pleased to report key unaudited financial and business highlights for the last three months of 2021 and the first four months of 2022. These results include contributions from the Company’s key business units including The Sandbox, GAMEE, nWay, Blowfish Studios, Grease Monkey Games, REVV Motorsport, […]

Luminoso positioned as the leader in the 2022 SPARK Matrix for Text Analytics Platforms by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions SPARK Matrix™ provides competitive analysis & ranking of the leading Text Analytics Platforms vendors. Luminoso, with its comprehensive technology and customer experience management, receives strong ratings across the parameters of technology excellence and customer impact. Quadrant Knowledge Solutions announced today that it has named Luminoso as a 2022 technology leader in […]

Rize publishes new whitepaper covering the future of fintech 3.0

From Banking-as-a-Service to Embedded Finance at the SMB and Enterprise level, Rize delves into those who have guided the industry to where it is today Rize Money Inc., a fintech infrastructure platform, today released a sequel to their original industry insight whitepaper in which they outline how the industry has developed from Banking as a […]

Health Gorilla and Apricity Health join forces to improve patient care, oncology services

Health Gorilla, a leading Health Information Network (HIN) and interoperability provider, has announced a partnership with Apricity Health, a provider of cutting-edge applications that manage patient care and support oncology services. Apricity Health will leverage Health Gorilla’s Health Interoperability Platform (HIP) and flagship product Patient360 to create a continuous health record for its users and […]

Crypto custody firm Qredo adds blockchain analytics to FATF ‘Travel Rule’ offering

Qredo is bringing its APIs to bear on the global push for crypto AML compliance. Cryptocurrency custody and settlement technology firm Qredo has thrown its hat into the ring of compliance solutions aimed at bringing digital assets in line with anti-money laundering (AML) guidance set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF […]

Fintech unicorn DriveWealth expands global footprint with new EU division

DriveWealth, a global embedded finance pioneer that powers equity investing for fintechs, today announced the opening of its first international entity to serve the European market. Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, the new DriveWealth Lithuania subsidiary will create innovative new partnerships with traditional financial service providers, DeFi companies, and startups to help give individuals worldwide more […]

Partnership Announcement: Rainmaker Games x Planet Sandbox

Planet Sandbox is excited to announce our partnership with Rainmaker Games — the free global platform to discover hundreds of blockchain games — connecting gamers, games, and guilds. About RMG Rainmaker Games is a free global platform to play hundreds of P2E games — connecting gamers, games, and guilds worldwide. RMG’s platform allows gamers of […]

Qredo integrates with Caduceus to provide metaverse-ready wallet infrastructure

Qredo, a decentralized digital asset management infrastructure, and product suite integrate with Caduceus to bring decentralized custody to the metaverse blockchain. Caduceus will use Qredo for treasury management; including storing funds from investors and making instant cross-chain swaps, and managing assets on their own EVM-compatible blockchain. Qredo’s unique crystallization mechanism will also enable Caduceus to […]

Planet Mojo & Concept Art House announce partnership to spur Web3 gaming

NFT publisher Concept Art House will design 3D characters for an upcoming Planet Mojo game The partnership builds upon decades of cumulative experience in video game design and development shared by the two teams. The 3D characters created by Concept Art House will be used in Planet Mojo’s forthcoming auto chess game. Planet Mojo’s NFT […]